Environment & Science

When Climate Change Confronts Chinese Restaurants In the San Gabriel Valley

Chef Chun Lei (l.) and restaurant owner Charles Lu (r.) in the kitchen of Shanghailander Palace in Arcadia.
Chef Chun Lei (l.) and restaurant owner Charles Lu (r.) in the kitchen of Shanghailander Palace in Arcadia.
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California has set a goal of going carbon-neutral by 2045.

State officials want to phase out natural gas, in favor of renewable electricity. The gas industry is fighting for its future, and has found some passionate allies: cooks who love their gas stoves, including San Gabriel Valley, famed for its Asian cuisine.